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The Atari 2600 is Now a Handheld, Comes With 50 Games

Gaming article by Patrick Perrault on September 1, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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Atari has announced that their most iconic console is being re-released in two separate variants before Christmas 2017.

The Atari 'Retro' Handheld will cost approximately £34.99 ($41.50 USD) and features a 2.4" screen and an A/V output, with a HDMI adapter to be made available. The 'new' handheld also features responsive buttons, and what is being termed a stylish analogue control stick as seems to be illustrated, in the included pictures.

 

The Atari 'Retro' Plug and Play TV Joystick will cost £24.99 ($29.65 USD) features what Atari calls a progressive design and includes an arcade style button on top of the controller. As with the handheld, it comes with A/V cables, with an HDMI adapter to be made available. It will also feature the same fifty games as the handheld.

 

Both the handheld and the controller are only available for pre-order through this website at the moment, with no word on when it will be available worldwide.

 

Here is the full list of included games:

1. 3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1) 2. Adventure 3. Air-Sea Battle 4. Asteroids  5. Black Jack 6. Bowling 7. Breakout  8. Canyon Bomber 9. Casino 10. Centipede  11. Circus Atari 12. Crystal Castles 13. Demons to Diamonds 14. Desert Falcon 15. Dodge ’em 16. Double Dunk 17. Fun With Numbers 18. Golf 19. Gravitar  20. Haunted House 21. Home Run 22. Human Cannonball 23. Maze Craze 24. Millipede  25. Miniature Golf 26. Missile Command 27. Night Driver  28. Off the Wall 29. Pong - Video Olympics 30. Quadrun  31. Radar Lock 32. Realsports Football 33. Realsports Tennis 34. Realsports Volleyball 35. Sprintmaster 36. Star Raiders 37. Steeplechase 38. Stellar Track 39. Street Racer 40. Submarine Commander 41. Super Baseball 42. Super Breakout 43. Swordquest: Earthworld  44. Swordquest: Fireworld 45. Swordquest: Waterworld 46. Tempest 47. Video Checkers 48. Video Chess 49. Video Pinball 50. Yar’s Revenge


Quick Take:

This is interesting, I guess. It doesn't do anything for me personally, but I can see a market for this - it all depends on if the market thinks this is an agreeable price (which is hard to tell) and if it will remain in stock - unlike the NES Classic. 

What do you think of this announcement? Are you interesting in this product? Let us know in the comments!

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